Lots of us have been using the iPhone 3.0 beta full-time. Now we're rolling back, because it is decidedly NOT ready. Here's how to downgrade back to 2.2.1 if you are in a similar predicament.
The iPhone 3.0 OS may only be available as a beta for developers (and friends of developers), but there's still plenty of tinkering you can do to get the 3.0 OS experience this weekend.
If you left this week's Apple event a little underwhelmed, it's because most of 3.0's new features have been available via Cydia and the App Store. Here's how to enable iPhone 3.0's biggest additions today.
A developer called Steve Troughton-Smith has managed to activate and use the 3G tethering feature available in the new iPhone 3.0 OS. He can now use his iPhone to connect his laptop to the internet.
No hard date for its public release: the official line is "summer" when it will be free for all iPhones (although hobbled on the iPhone EDGE, with no MMS and no stereo Bluetooth) and $9.95 for iPod touches.
Now you can focus your rage directly at AT&T for the lack of a legit tethering solution. In the Q+A, Apple's Scott Forstall put the onus on the carriers to come up with an official tethering solution (at extra cost, of course):
The third iteration of iPhone software doesn't just add features (more here) like copy and paste. There's a lot new going on in terms of usability and interface that every non-power user will appreciate.
If this camera button is any indication, you'll soon be able to send photos (and videos?) with your iPhone, just like all your friends have been doing since 2003. Sweet.
To demonstrate the piles of new features and APIs included in iPhone OS 3.0, Apple brought along a few developers to show off their latest wares. Here's what they've got so far.
Rather than spawning entirely new apps for updates or additional levels for a game, iPhone 3.0 apps can now charge for content updates within the apps themselves.